Why You Should Be Binge Watching The Bold Type

6 Reasons You Should Be Watching "The Bold Type"

"Keep bringing your passion - it's how you're going to make your mark." - Oliver Grayson

49
views

I am not going to lie to you guys, at first I loathed ABC Family for being bought out and changing their name to Freeform. I watched a good amount of the old ABC Family TV series when I was a teenager. My favorites consisted of "10 Things I Hate About You", "Nine Lives Of Chloe King", "Greek" and "Secret Life Of The American Teenager". The list can go on. Freeform has come a long way since the good old ABC Family days. Now that is not to say that they do not have any good shows now. I have a list of series that I am pretty drawn to, but one stands out in particular -- "The Bold Type". This series is about three best friends who are trying to -- and have somewhat succeeded to-- make it big in the grand ole' big city of New York. The girls are working through their individual struggles, and show the empowerment of being unapologetically a woman trying to make it big. It tackles some important topics, such as sexuality, women in politics, immigration, sexual assault with grace and integrity, and the BRCA gene test. This show brings a new light to TV and here's why you need to be watching it:

1. Feminism

https://gph.is/2GJ0chx

This show embodies some powerful feminist movements. From #freethenipple to some hard-hitting situations dealing with important topics. There is never a dull moment when it comes to feminity and the women in this series standing up for themselves. All of the women depicted in the series come from varying backgrounds and inevitably show that they have what it takes to keep up with the highs and lows of the journalistic and fashion-forward company.

2. Friends & Healthy Relationships

https://gph.is/2GFKOm6

I have grown up with numerous shows depicting best friend relationships, but "The Bold Type" tops the cake. I have never wanted to be in someone's shoes, more than I want to be in Jane Sloan's -- mainly due to her amazing best friends and pretty cool life. No matter what curve balls life throws at the three of them, they still have each other's backs. Even with issues. such as race, they still manage to be there for and do whatever it takes to make sure that they have a healthy friendship. It also shows a combination of relationships gone awry, but in the end, fixing them so that there is no healthy relationship left behind.

3. Sexuality

https://gph.is/2nD98g1

I am loving the more ~normal~ relationship outlook on life that some TV shows are debuting. Not only does the show contain hetero-normative relationships, but they also show the internal struggle one character faces when she begins to question her sexuality. From relationship drama to questioning one's sexuality, "The Bold Type" knows how to break the limits and make some realize some of their own issues in their personal relationships too.

4. Relatability

https://gph.is/2nDKXxK

Yes, this is a norm for most shows. But the difference with "The Bold Type" is that they give multiple women for others to relate off of. From Jane Sloan, who wants to be a journalist, to Sutton Brady, who wants to make it big in the fashion industry, this series has a wide variety of strong women to look up to. This show breaks the boundaries of what society used to consider normal.

5. "Empowering Women, Empower Women"

https://gph.is/2GJ1KYT

Not only do Sutton, Kat and Jane look up to each other, they all look up to the head of Scarlet, Jacqueline Carlyle. Jacqueline is the mother figure in the magazine that helps the girls when they are astray. She is also a shoulder to cry on and gives some of the best advice. Jacqueline is shown as a strong independent woman, who is capable of running a million dollar magazine. She empowers -- not only the three friends but -- other women to be themselves and to not let "no" keep them doing what they want. The number of women to look up to in this show is incredible and I am LIVING for it.

6. (Who Run The World?) Girls

https://gph.is/2nE5gLp

If I have learned anything from the Scarlet magazine crew, it is that more women are becoming more empowered and making a name for themselves. This is something I want to see more in the world -- not only in TV Shows. This show breaks the boundaries when it comes to women in the office and as CEOS. From the board that oversees Scarlet being all men to Jacqueline petitioning to bring an ~athletic mom~ on to the CEO board, it shows that women are becoming all the more powerful in the workforce.

As I said earlier, this shows breaks boundaries more than any other TV series I have seen in a while. It leaves a feeling of empowerment and excitement once the 45-minute show is over with. The women are relatable af and make you want to get out of your comfort zone to do the things you never thought manageable. I am obsessed and cannot wait for Tuesdays when the show airs at 8 p.m. on Freeform.

Cover Image Credit:

Freeform/Justin Coit

Popular Right Now

10 Ways To Be The Girl Every Guy Wants

A comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to being the girl every guy wants.
aussymac
aussymac
652
views

1. Smile all the time.

Guys want to be with girls who are always happy. Men get severely uncomfortable when all the women around them are not Cheshire cat level elated all the fucking time. Why are you mad? Why do you look so pissed? Are you defective? Autopilot your brain to borderline creepy giddiness before men get the idea that you might actually be capable of a full range of human emotion.

2. Be smart.

Men want women to be smart, but never smarter than them. Don’t know or say anything too much about anything specifically – except sports.

3. Eat like a man, look like a lady.

How many burgers can you fit in your mouth at once? Better, even, how many hotdogs? Have the appetite of a grizzly bear, but eat like a cute tiny rabbit, or Kate Upton faking an orgasm. Oh, and never, ever get above a size 4.

4. Play video games.

No guy can resist a girl who loves to play video games (in her underwear). Fifa, 2K, Smash, Kart – know them all. If you can’t at least beat his worst friend at his favorite game, you’re not a keeper.

5. Love beer.

If you can’t throw ‘em back like one of the guys, you’re not wifey. Yeah, that Norwegian IPA no one's ever fucking heard of? You got it. Bud Light? Sure. Fat Tire? You love that shit. Feel free to let out that beer burp while you’re at it, but the burp you’d imagine a Japanese dwarf squirrel would let out after eating rainbows. Oh, and don’t forget, size 4.

6. Be a freak, but also a nun.

We all know that lyric (thank you, Ludacris, so much). Hit those yoga poses hard because he wants you to bust that shit out like you’ve done it before. But you haven’t … right? Have you?!

7. Keep him on his toes.

No man wants a woman who is predictable and boring. Challenge him. Keep him intrigued. Drop an F bomb every now and then. Learn a foreign language in your spare time so that you might give the illusion of being exotic in bed (Slavic languages sound super sexy). Induce yourself into an epileptic seizure. Whatever it takes to keep it interesting.

8. Have quirks.

Ah, quirks. The things that make people unique. The things that make people, people. You must have at least three of these but no more than five. Think relatable Stepford Wife.

9. Be hot.

This is potentially the most important, and luckily I don’t need to tell you how this works. Look at anything. Anywhere. That ever existed.

10. Never, ever get mad.

The worst thing you can do as a woman is challenge a man’s authority. Don’t talk back. Don’t think. Don’t have expectations. Sit. Roll over. Hold the bark.

---

And finally, in the spirit of strong conclusions and remarkably appropriate GIFs:

Cover Image Credit: Tumblr
aussymac
aussymac

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"

1056
views

This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

Giphy

Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

Giphy

Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

1.bp.blogspot.com

You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

upload.wikimedia.org

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/385972630558152185/

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

cdn.pixabay.com

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

www.youtube.com

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

live.staticflickr.com

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

assets.rbl.ms

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

assets.rbl.ms

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

c1.staticflickr.com

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

assets.rbl.ms

Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

media.rbl.ms

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

Related Content

Facebook Comments